Through my years at Arkansas State my wife, Sue, ran our office and coordinated our weekly large group Outreach Lunch Program. Most of the time area churches did the meal, but sometimes when we did not have a church to do it, she would prepare for 200 plus students. Also, we would occasionally have special event dinners or Appreciation Luncheons for the church folks that served the Lunch Programs. Over the next few weeks, I will share some of her recipes for 50. You can multiply it out where you need to. Put it in your file....you never know when you might need it.
Spaghetti for 50
10 lbs. Lean ground beef
2 or 3 teaspoons oregano
2 or 3 chopped onions (or use onion flakes)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
10 large jars or cans (26 oz) Spaghetti Sauce
3 1/2 lbs. Thin spaghetti
2 large cans (28 oz) tomatoes cut up
2 large cans (16 oz) mushrooms
Brown meat with onion in skillet. Drain in colander and put in large heavy pot or pots. Add sauce, mushrooms, tomatoes, and spices. (This can be prepared the day before and refrigerated.). Over low heat stir frequently for 20 to 30 minutes. Cook spaghetti in boiling water, drain in large colander and rinse in clear water. Mix sauce and spaghetti together in large pans. You can cover pans with foil and place in low (200 degree) oven.